I can but wonder,
How so composed
Fate should impose
Thus so to suffer,
Man failed put term
To obesity’s torture,
And so I ponder
This hapless burden,
Lived with adversity
In a corpulent world,
Where we offer but pity
Alas to a bleak obesity!
That’s quite a contemporary statement for too many. Sadly.
As you say…sadly for too many. The many brought on by malnourishment due to social issues, education and economic conditions depriving proper nourishment, to mention but a few reasons, not to mention inherited genetics. Thank you Paulette. This is number two of seven previously mentioned. Jean-Jacques
It beautifully and poignantly tackles a difficult subject. So glad you are posting the seven series. Paulette
Very nice poem my friend. This obesity of the world is one I guess someday will explode!
Merci mon ami… Interesting interpretation of this poem, looking at the world as obese, and rightly so. I thank you for your insight, and the sharing of it. Jean-Jacques
Thanks Jean-Jacques…it’s always a pleasure to read you! A lady fan from NB!
Ah the lady fan from NB, Delvina…Your generous words, appropriately at this time of the year, brings joy to this scribbler, and I thank you for this warming gift.
Delvina, what a wonderful and historic name, though of Greek influence, (but if I remember correctly) from that small ever diminishing country of Albania, on top of a mountain, that has been put thru hell and continues to be treated so in spite of being full of churches of varied denominations. Not much help there which is why I am a skeptic where man made religions are concerned.
But to the point… how does a primarily Albanian surname become a francophone Lavoie, apart from being from NB, the one and only truly bilingual province in Canada, which I applaud vigorously.
Happy holidays! Jean-Jacques
Wow| Thank you Jean-Jacques for all this history on my name! Seems you know a lot of history my friend! Yes, how such a first name made its way to New Brunswick?!? It’s another mystery of life I guess! I like Greek people and would have also liked to visit Greece…well I did in another life, in readings, pictures and imagination, but it’s better than nothing right?!? Lol! Well, I’m please that you told me all this…I guess the people from Albania pass along part of their courage and determination to me by strange channels! It’s very nice to share with you my friend…Happy Holidays to you to, have a great day.
Wonderful, JJ. Food (!) for thought!
Thank you Louise… Nice touch, your food for thought! If you check out the other comments on this poem, you’ll find a response that has some bearing, to a like comment of yours. Jean-Jacques